August 28, 2014

New Filings

BlackBerry Corporation filed IPR2014-01406 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,947,748 assigned to Adaptix, Inc.

BlackBerry Corporation filed IPR2014-01408 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,454,212 assigned to Adaptix, Inc.

Institution Decisions

In Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. American Vehicular Sciences LLC, IPR2014-00645, Paper 12, the Board instituted itner partes review of claims 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 18–22, 26, 27, 32, 40, and 61 of U.S. Patent No. 6,738,697 (all of the challenged claims).

Rehearing

In NuVasive, Inc. v. Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., IPR2013-00206, Paper 67 (August 28, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of the final written decision the NuVasive had not shown by a preponderance of the evidence that claims 9–16 and 24–30 of US Patent No. 8,251,997 were unpatentable.

In TRW Automotive US LLC v. Magna Electronics Inc., IPR2014-00257, Paper 18 (August 28, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of its refusal to institute inter partes review.

In TRW Automotive US LLC v. Magna Electronics Inc., IPR2014-00259, Paper 21 (August 28, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of its refusal to institute inter partes review.

In TRW Automotive US LLC v. Magna Electronics Inc., IPR2014-00293, Paper 21 (August 28, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of its refusal to institute inter partes review.

In TRW Automotive US LLC v. Magna Electronics Inc., IPR2014-00296, Paper 17 (August 28, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of its refusal to institute inter partes review.

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About Bryan Wheelock

Education
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis
B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Bryan Wheelock’s practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and drafting of intellectual property agreements, including non-compete agreements. He has brought and defended lawsuits in federal and state courts relating to intellectual property and has participated in seizures of counterfeit and infringing goods.

Bryan prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for medical devices, mechanical and electromechanical devices, manufacturing machinery and processes, metal alloys and other materials. He also does a substantial amount of patentability searching, trademark availability searching and patent and trademark infringement studies.

In addition to his practice at Harness Dickey, Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law and Washington University School of Engineering.